Study finds ‘significant’ methane leaking from abandoned wells

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration nears a decision on whether — and how — to clamp down on methane leaking from active oil and gas operations, new research suggests abandoned wells may be a significant source of the potent greenhouse gas. … Read More

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USA Today:”Methane still belches from USA’s old oil and gas wells”  Link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/09/methane-greenhouse-gas-abandoned-oil-gas-wells/20104593/

“Abandoned Wells are ‘Super-Emitters’ of Methane”
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/11030/20141209/abandoned-wells-are-super-emitters-of-methane.htm

This study was a first of it’s kind. Researchers measured the methane emitting from 19 abandoned wells in McKean and Potter Counties

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